See that photo above? This happened to us yesterday. I haven't been that scared in a long time. (Not since my youngest went missing for 8 hours and I had to call the police to find him. He was at a 'friends' house. He was 7 yrs old at the time)
Hubby and I were smoking our corned beef brisket and I was out helping him with rearranging things on the smoker.
This little angel (Luna) loves to stand behind me all the time. Sooooooo......I had to back up to get out of the way of hubby when he was moving things around and she had to back up too so............................kerplop........................into the pool she went.
Neither of my dogs like the swimming pool. They avoid it at all costs. They do not go in to just have a nice swim. Neither do they want to be in it when we are in it. Yesterday, the water temp was barely 60 degrees. Lucky for me, she was dog paddling towards the edge of the pool. I was able to grab her collar and get her out fairly quickly.
I got a little wet from the rescue. I didn't even notice how cold the water was until it was all over. Good thing we have very low humidity here. That and the fact we hit 80 degrees yesterday afternoon helped to dry the both of us off fairly quickly. We are still waiting for her collar to dry out. It is a thick webbed cotton so got soaked pretty good.
And what did the male dog do while this was happening. Just stood there and watched her flailing in the water. Didn't get upset, bark, or race around.....nothing. But let me take her for a walk without him and there is wailing and gnashing of teeth the whole time I am gone. Go figure!
Anyway, today should be a bit more quiet. I have a little laundry to do, a pet store run to make and lots of crafting to pay attention to.
Until next time.................happy crafting!!!!
I'm glad she was able to doggie paddle. I've seen IG videos where some dogs are scared to get in the pool or have to learn how to paddle in there. I always thought they love water and it was automatic doggie paddling.ReplyDelete
I have yet to have a dog that likes the water. Thank goodness. Otherwise, I would worry everytime I left the house.Delete
Glad Luna is well after her unplanned swim.ReplyDelete
I discovered that the pool skimmer can be a handy tool for rescuing small dogs. My cousin's family was visiting over Thanksgiving when we lived in southern California. It was a nippy holiday, by our standards.
Their silver poodle raced from the front of the house, out the patio door and...SPLAT! Complete belly flop into a very cold pool! I was closest to the wall where the pool equipment was mounted. Grabbed the skimmer and scooped her up. I did not have enough strength to lift her out (about 20 lbs. plus water), but was able to keep her head above water until somosom could help. She was one soggy dog and she gave the pool a very wide berth on all of her visits.
Unfortunately, our skimmer is in a shed away from the pool. I don't mind getting wet to save my pups. The adrenaline is pumping so much I don't notice the temperature of the water. Luckily, we have a play pool and not a diving pool.Delete
You had great reactions to grab the pool skimmer. I am sure the poodle was your best friend afterwards.
Poor puppy. I hope she wasn't too traumatized. We all love a Happy ending but my goodness !ReplyDelete
I was more traumatized than she was LOL.ReplyDelete
Pets - much love pets - can certainly shake us to the core! Glad it turned out ok.ReplyDelete